Music Man Auditions February 5, 2020 at the Historic Palace Theatre
Arts Enter has announced auditions for The Music Man, one of the most universally cherished treasures of the American musical theater. The play is scheduled for May 13, 14 15 at the Historic Palace Theatre. Auditions are open to adults and children over the age of 7.
The cast features a soaring soprano ingenue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre’s treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor who doesn’t need to be a trained singer.
Clelia Cardano Sheppard will direct with Megan Cartwright coaching vocals and William Neill directing the music. Rehearsals will be scheduled for the weekends.
Call Arts Enter at 757 331-4327 or visit The Lemon tree Gallery for more information.
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.